A reader-friendly, comprehensive discussion of social work management. This title is also available as a more affordable e-book.
The Social Worker as Manager: A Practical Guide to Success provides an understanding of the functions and responsibilities of managers at any level - from supervisor to executive director. The seventh edition emphasizes how management is an integral part of social work practice and critical to the success of human service programs and services. This title is written for both students and social work practitioners. It describes those management activities that social workers in the public, private and non-profit sectors encounter and how they are shaped by the uniqueness of human service organizations. This edition is easy to read, conversational, and contains many new and revised examples, topics, and practical suggestions based on the experiences of the authors.
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Robert W. Weinbach is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work, where he has taught graduate level courses, conducted research, and written about research and human service management for many years. He has also taught at the University of Georgia and in South Korea and Switzerland. He is the author or co-author of Statistics for Social Workers (9 editions, Research Methods for Social Workers (7 editions) and Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs, all published by Pearson, as well as other books and monographs. He holds an MSW from State University of New York, Buffalo, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University
Lynn M. Taylor is an Accreditation Specialist with the Council on Social Work Education. She worked in direct practice in the areas of child protection and medical social work for many years, and has held high level administrative positions in several human service organizations. She also taught at the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work, in both the USA and South Korea. She was an Assistant Professor at the school of social work, Radford University for five years, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. She is a co-author of Applying Research Knowledge/A workbook for Social Work Students, 3 rd edition (Pearson). She holds MSW and Ph.D. degrees from the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work.
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